I know we have gained a few experienced shotgunners. I been looking at different ones for a while. Still not sure which to get. Leaning towards the beretta a300 or a400. Also have considered the cz712 or winchester sx3. Picked up a remington 11-87 fit was nice but the reviews of the later models are not so great. This will be primarily for upland hunting, light skeet use, and maybe a waterfowl hunt. What is yalls opinion trying to stay under $800. Not afraid of used ones either if thatn opens up to a few different models. And what finish would you go with? I also liked the browning silver but I read moisture causes the finish problems. Not that is a huge concern here. Thanks
I personally have a couple Beretta 390's that I really like. Before I bought one I went to Academy and handled every shotgun they had. Some of them felt terrible in my hands, but the Beretta and the Browning Silver Hunter felt the best. I ended up with the Beretta, but I really like the Silver Hunter as well.
Keep in mind that gas operated shotguns should recoil less than inertia or recoil operated guns. There is a decent amount of weight variance between some of them as well.
All that to say, I would go and hold/shoulder all of them, you will quickly be able to narrow down your favorites.